I live in a Resort Community and the end of the season is Labor Day. People close up their homes and go back to where they live the rest of the year. The season opens on Memorial Day, and Labor Day there is a mass exodus of summer people.
To end the season our beach community had a Family event, a Fire Truck Pizza Party.
A retired fire truck refitted with a wood burning pizza oven arrives at your house, and serves up several kids of gourmet pizza.
The crew tossed the dough and made the fresh toppings and popped the pie into the oven.
Besides, regular pizza, he had, shrimp and broccoli, clam, buffalo, pepperoni and potato and bacon.
He also served a garden salad and pasta salad.
As it was Labor Day, I went with Patriotic tablecloths. Plus the table number kept changing, and I had to go with fabric that I had enough of! I bought bolts of this several years ago in Walmart for $1.00 a yard.
A small pail of dried and sprayed hydrangeas, a pinwheel, and a polka dot bow served as the simple centerpiece.
As we are near the Bay, I filled the pail with rocks so the breeze wouldn't knock them over.
My neighbor hosted this party, his property accommodated the truck, and the 130 adults and 50 kids .
We have private roads, so we just blocked off this little street, so there were no cars going by and the kids could play safely.
It was a beautiful evening, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
There are only 40 homes in our community, so you really do know all your neighbors!
It was a wonderful way to end the season, and wish everyone well for the winter.
I am already starting to plan next year's event!
Hope you enjoyed this little bit of Americana from Southampton, NY. No celebrities showed up, just The Tablescaper who was scouting out the guy to hire for a party . :)
Before you go, here is a little bargain I picked up at the thrift shop.
There were 4 new dinner and salad/cake plates.
Each has a different scene.
Certified International, by Betty Whiteaker. As you can see, .99 each.
Ebay has them for 20 bucks a plate!
I guess people collect them. I will probably donate them back when I am done.
I am skipping Fall and going right to Christmas! :)
No, I just thought I would show them to you before they get put away until December!
Thanks for coming to the 25th meeting of Let's Dish!
I still have a few visits to make to those who linked last week and left comments. I am slow this week!
Hope you all had a great Labor Day, and remember summer doesn't end for a few more weeks!
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